A MAGICAL MATCH by Juliet Blackwell
The Ninth Witchcraft Mystery
While preparations continue for the magical show down coming to San Francisco, Lily Ivory is getting ready for her store's Magical Match charity event. But there's soon a bigger problem than a shady cupcake lady and not being able to find the perfect wedding dress. The groom-to-be has been arrested for murder. Multiple witnesses saw Sailor leaving the scene of the crime and a video confirmed it! The victim, a man Lily barely remembers, showed up at Aunt Cora's Closet earlier claiming she stole something from him. But things don't add up and even Detective Carlos thinks things are hinky. Lily must look to the past and get help from unexpected places in order to figure out what's going on and get Sailor out of jail in time for their handfasting!
I'm thrilled to be back in San Fransisco with these characters I've come to love. A MAGICAL MATCH kept me enthralled from start to finish. There is so much going on! Knowing that everyone is in danger from the magical big threat. Not knowing what problems are mundane and which may be magical threats. Is someone looking to weaken Lily? So many questions! The prophesy! Why can't Lily remember the time in Germany with her father? Is her relationship with Sailor harmful? How much does she really know about him? Could Aidan actually be working against her?
Ultimately, this ninth Witchcraft mystery is about trust and family, the one you make as well as the one you're born into. Mother issues are explored as well as having to face your past. We also see that working together, acceptance, and believing in yourself will help you to succeed and be happy.
A MAGICAL MATCH is a complex action packed mystery with plenty of humor balancing out the danger and the unknown. It's a book that makes you think, laugh, and at the end, feel happy and filled with love.